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Father, son kidnapped and robbed fatally shoot suspect

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A man is dead after being shot while allegedly trying to extort money from a father and son he had kidnapped from their home and driven to an ATM.

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Police searching for robbery suspect armed with AK-47

Source: DeKalb County Police Source: DeKalb County Police
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A massive search is underway for a man accused of an armed robbery at a Lithonia business in an incident that was caught on surveillance camera.

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Police chief says video shows he passed sobriety tests, but got arrested for DUI anyway

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Georgia State Police Chief Joe Spillane claims he passed a field sobriety test, but was given a DUI anyway.  CBS46 exposes the loophole that allows police to do that.

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Former DeKalb Co. commissioner charged with theft

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The DeKalb County District Attorney's office says former commissioner Stanley Watson has been charged with theft by conversion after he allegedly used about $3,000 of county-issued money for personal use.

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Atlanta, Marietta police continue search for female bank robber

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Police departments in Atlanta, Marietta and Sandy Springs are looking for a woman responsible for multiple bank robberies throughout the month of June 2017.

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Police seek answers after triple shooting in Canton

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Canton Police are investigating a triple shooting overnight that left two adult males dead and a third fighting for his life.

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DA calls on judge to reverse Tex McIver jailing relocation

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Tex McIver has been transferred to the North Fulton County jail in Alpharetta, where the district attorney said he is getting special treatment.

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Atlanta doctors jailed for colluding with drug dealers, giving addicts illegal prescriptions

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A pain clinic owner, an office manager who was also the wife of the owner, and two doctors have been sentenced for illegally prescribing painkillers to known addicts and drug dealers at three pain clinics in metropolitan Atlanta.

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Citizen shoots suspect fleeing scene of accident Video included

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Marcus Allen Pitts was charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the Newton County Detention Center. 

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Man, woman wanted for distribution of meth and heroin

Michael Edward Parker and Bridgette Banks | Source: Union County Sheriff's Office Michael Edward Parker and Bridgette Banks | Source: Union County Sheriff's Office
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The Union County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help locating two suspects wanted for distribution of meth and heroin. 

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Human remains found in woods near I-85 in Banks County

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is seeking the public’s help in identifying human remains found near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

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Police arrest 3 for possession of child pornography in Polk County

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The Polk County Police Department has arrested and charged three people with crimes related to possession of images of child pornography and other violations of Georgia laws after a several week long investigation.

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Man critically injured after being shot in the head

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A man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head in southeast Atlanta early Friday morning.

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Police searching for brazen thief targeting iPhone 7 plus phones

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The FBI is teaming with police in Gwinnett County in hopes of tracking down an armed man accused of stealing several iPhone 7 plus phones from two different stores.

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1 dead, several others shot at SW Atlanta home

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One person is dead after several others were shot at a home in southwest Atlanta late Thursday night. 

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Former county official, business contractor plead guilty in check reimbursement scheme

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A former DeKalb County official and a local business contractor have pleaded guilty in connection to a check reimbursement scheme. 

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Teen accused of killing two men trying to sell dirt bike appears in court

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A teenager accused of shooting two men to death who were trying to sell him a dirt bike in Walton County is in court Thursday. 

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Driver of tractor trailer involved in homicide charged

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Joseph Newson, 60, was the driver of a tractor trailer that was involved in the accident on SR 316 Monday. 

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Man receives 20 year sentence for firing gun at stepdaughter

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A Mableton man was sentenced to 20 years, 10 years in custody, for firing at his stepdaughter with a handgun. convicted by a jury of aggravated assault-family violence and reckless conduct. 

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Mableton man sentenced after firing gun at fleeing stepdaughter

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A Mableton man will spend the next decade in prison after being convicted of firing a gun at his step daughter when she called 911 to report a domestic situation at their home in March of 2016.

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Man shot, killed in Clayton County

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Police say a man was shot and killed in Clayton County Wednesday.

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Man sentenced to life without parole for armed robbery

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Kerry Albright, 51, was sentenced by a judge to life without parole for robbing a Dollar General in McDonough in April 2013. 

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Petite blonde woman robs Banks County bank

The suspect was described as being a 5 foot 4 inch white female wearing a black Bandana, which she removed and left in the bank after leaving. The suspect was described as being a 5 foot 4 inch white female wearing a black Bandana, which she removed and left in the bank after leaving.
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Police are looking for a blonde female who robbed a bank in Banks County Monday morning.

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2 charged in death of missing 16-year-old

Elijah Smith had recently been added to the missing persons alert list, and was last seen by his mother. Elijah Smith had recently been added to the missing persons alert list, and was last seen by his mother.
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The Alpharetta Police Department has charged two people in the death of 16-year-old Elijah Smith. Deri Bonaventura-Flores, 19, and Hali Karlan, 20, met with Smith at an Extended Stay hotel in Alpharetta on Tuesday.

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Police locate mother who abandoned 4-year-old child at airport Video included

Officers with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department have found Maranda Harvey, 29, who abandoned her child at an airport. Officers with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department have found Maranda Harvey, 29, who abandoned her child at an airport.
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Officers with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department have found Maranda Harvey, the mother who abandoned her 4-year-old child at an airport.

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Deputy saved by vest after being shot in torso Video included

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A Hall County deputy was transported and later released from the hospital after being struck in the torso during a gunfire exchange. 

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Man found dead in Stone Mountain

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Police tell CBS46 they found a deceased male, 23, in the 5300 block of Megan Road. 

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Suspect in custody in fatal shooting of woman in Waffle House parking lot

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Police have apprehended a man accused in the fatal shooting of a woman in the parking lot of a DeKalb County Waffle House.

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2 Putnam County inmates kill prison bus guards, 31 others voluntarily wait hours instead of escaping

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Escaped prisoners Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose were two of 33 inmates being transported in a bus Tuesday morning when they overpowered two corrections officers on board, stealing their firearms and carjacking a green Honda Civic.

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Police release sketch of man accused of assaulting 12-year-old

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The Atlanta Police Department needs the public’s help identifying a man they say assaulted a 12-year-old girl. 

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Escaped inmate’s family: Turn yourself in before you get shot

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The family of Ricky Dubose, one of the inmates accused of shooting and killing two corrections officers while escaping custody Tuesday, is pleading for him to turn himself in.

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Man accused of stomping on windshield arrested

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A man accused of stomping on the windshield of someone's car has been arrested.

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Suspect in fatal Brookhaven shooting in police custody

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A suspect accused in a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in Brookhaven on June 1 is in police custody after being arrested Wednesday morning.

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2 shot after domestic incident in McDonough

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Officials say a man and woman were both shot in McDonough following what they believe to be a domestic incident.

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VIDEO: Man robs CVS in Atlanta twice

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Police say they're looking for a man who robbed a CVS Pharmacy in Atlanta twice.

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Police: Woman shoots, kills man after domestic dispute in Lithonia

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Police say a woman has been detained by investigators after she shot a man following a domestic dispute.

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Rapper sentenced after lying to firearm dealers to purchase several guns

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Jaleel Akeem Wulu, also known as “Trill Castro,” and Javaree Malique Williams have been sentenced for lying to a federal firearms licensee during the purchase of a firearm, and conspiracy to commit that offense.

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Barricaded man arrested, charged after SWAT situation in Loganville

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Gwinnett County Police say a SWAT situation erupted after a man barricaded himself following a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend.

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Former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina arrested for beating new girlfriend

Nick Gordon | Source: Sanford Police Department Nick Gordon | Source: Sanford Police Department
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Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina, was taken into custody Saturday for allegedly beating his girlfriend. 

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Man drives through closed gate, steals tools from industrial company

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Clayton County Police are searching for a suspect that drove his vehicle through a closed gate in order to steal tools from an industrial company in Conley Georgia. 

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Police: Man taken into custody following shooting

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Jamal Rashad Kerns, 21, was arrested June 8 and charged with felony aggravated assault. He is accused of shooting 19-year-old Malik Lamar Golar. 

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Paulding County police conduct massive drug bust at Douglasville house

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The Paulding County Sheriff's Department and a local task force conducted a drug bust in Douglasville Thursday morning and found marijuana and several narcotics.

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Woman accused of leaking NSA info denied bond Video included

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We know the Georgia woman accused of leaking classified NSA information to an online news outlet will stay in prison until trial.

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Man shot in hip in Atlanta

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Police say a man was shot in the hip in Atlanta Thursday. The incident occurred in the 700 block of Joseph E. Boone Blvd.

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Unidentified male found dead near roadway

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When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered a young black male with a gunshot wound. 

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BOLO issued for armed robbery suspect in Henry County

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Henry County Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Dollar General in Stockbridge, May 27. 

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Men posing as police officers carjack man in Midtown Atlanta

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Three men posing as police officers carjacked a man in Midtown Atlanta, stealing his luxury vehicle and several other items on Wednesday.

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$25K worth of damage caused to Alabama church

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Police say more than $25,000 worth of damage was caused to an Alabama church.

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Police search for man accused of rape in Troup County

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Police say they're searching for a man accused of rape in Troup County. Richard Hall is accused of rape and aggravated sodomy.

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Teen accused of shooting foster sister surrenders to police

Nathaniel Lopez | Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Nathaniel Lopez | Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
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Nathaniel Davonte Lopez is charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of felony battery.  

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Former Commissioner pleads guilty to child molestation

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Gary Freedman, 73, was sentenced by a judge to 40 years with eight years to serve in the state prison system. 

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Police officer charged, accused of assaulting his wife

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An Adairsville police officer was arrested after being accused of assaulting his wife. The incident occurred Tuesday morning in the 200 block of Jeep Street in Calhoun.

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Man killed after fender bender on metro Atlanta highway Video included

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Police say a man was killed Monday after a fender bender on I-285 in DeKalb County, just east of downtown Atlanta.

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14-year-old found after Amber Alert from Gordon County

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A 14-year-old girl has been found following an Amber Alert for her out of Gordon County. 

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Atlanta police search for man accused of rape in 2015

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Atlanta police say they're looking for a man accused of rape. Tovoris Gordon is accused of rape from May 2015.

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Man accused of breaking into police cars at Gwinnett Tech

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Police say they're looking for a man who broke into two Gwinnett Technical College police cars.

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Mother finds body of son in northwest Georgia home

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Police say a mom had to force her way into her 16-year-old son's bedroom, which is where she found him and another male dead.

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Atlanta inmate back in custody after escaping

Georgia Corrections officials say Atlanta inmate Dennis Carlyle has escaped from his facility. Georgia Corrections officials say Atlanta inmate Dennis Carlyle has escaped from his facility.
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The Georgia Department of Corrections said Dennis Carlyle was recaptured by East Point Police Sunday night. 

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Shootout in parking lot leaves one man dead

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One man is dead and another man is recovering from injuries sustained in a shootout in DeKalb County.

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Vandals cause $20K in damage to high school stadium

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Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for the persons responsible for vandalizing several areas of the stadium at Cedar Shoals High School.

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On-line child predator sting leads to 15 arrests

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An online child predator investigation has lead to 15 arrest since October 2016. 

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Man dies from injuries sustained in February shooting

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According to authorities, police found 22-year-old Jeremie Brown at the Upland Townhomes in Mableton suffering from a gunshot wound. 

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Men lead deputies on police chase following theft of puppies

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Two men have been arrested following a police chase that began with the theft of three Yorkshire Terrier puppies.

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Burglars target Juice Box adult beverage store in Sandy Springs

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The Sandy Springs Police Department has released video of several people burglarizing a Juice Box. 

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Feds: Atlanta group uses dark web to export guns around the world

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Four people from metro Atlanta known to federal authorities as the “CherryFlavor group” now face federal charges for buying guns legally in Georgia and illegally reselling them to buyers around the world.

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2 shot in southwest Atlanta

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Police say two men were shot in southwest Atlanta Wednesday night. The shooting occurred around 7:40 p.m. in the 2100 block of Nelms Drive SW.

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Inmate dies after emergency at DeKalb County Jail

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The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says they're investigating the death of an inmate in their custody.

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Cobb County worker accused of cashing county checks, keeping the money

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A Cobb County government employee is facing forgery and theft charges after authorities said she cashed checks made out to the county and kept the cash. 

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Daycare provider to spend 15 years in jail after toddler was injured in care

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Evelyn Bruce-Mighty, 59, a former daycare owner convicted on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree in January will spend 15 years in jail.

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Paulding County authorities investigate Holly Springs Rd. homicide

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Police in Paulding County are investigating what happened when a man was targeted and shot while riding his motorcycle in Rockmart. 

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Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

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16-year-old shot, killed at apartment complex

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Fulton County Police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed Monday afternoon. 

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Authorities: Macon teen shoots 7-year-old in the head

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Authorities are searching for a teenager who they say shot a 7-year-old boy in the head in Bibb County.

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Family of father killed in front of daughter gets justice

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Jamal Chandler, 30, and Andreas Perkins, 20, were found guilty of murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children. 

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Police: Woman's ex-husband shoots, kills current boyfriend

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One man is dead and another man is in police custody following a dispute over a woman in Athens. 

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Dead body found behind shopping center in Dalton

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Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Colin Chavez Shropshire. He was last seen at the Cliffs Apartments Friday night. 

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Police: Man shot in face at 80-year-old birthday party

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The man accused of shooting another man in the face at a house party in Conyers is now in custody at the Rockdale County Jail without bond. 

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Footprint impression connects defendant to crime

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A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced a man to life in prison plus five years for a 2014 murder and armed robbery. 

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Atlanta man found guilty of murder of college student

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An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison plus five year for his role in the death of 23-year-old college student Tekeenen Williams in Fulton County.

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Woman stabbed in chest during altercation

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A woman is currently listed in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following a stabbing incident in Athens.

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Man kicks victim, steals car during robbery

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Cobb County Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Vicious Sounds Car Audio in Marietta. 

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Wrong-way driver sentenced to 15 years

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Dezmar Gilbert, 41, was sentenced to 15 years with 10 years to serve in prison by a Henry County Superior Court judge. 

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Victim's brother, along with another suspect arrested in connection to death of Roswell teen Video included

Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department
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Police have arrested two people for the murder of 17-year-old Kobe Williams who was killed February 7.

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Victim says 3 armed men stole electronics, marijuana during home invasion

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According to the victim, three unknown men kicked in his door and stole is XBOX, PS4, $100 worth of marijuana, and his cell phone. One of the men was armed with an AR style rifle. 

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2 in custody after armed robbery Dollar General

Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Two suspects are now in custody following an armed robbery in Hall County. 

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Man wanted for double murder turns himself into custody

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Police issued a warrant for Deanthony Ealey, 23, in connection to the death of two people in a parking lot of a Walmart in the 7000 block of Highway 85. 

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3 arrested after police witness them breaking into car

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Three people have been arrested in connection to a car break-in on Fountainhead Lane. 

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6 indicted for burglarizing gun stores, trafficking firearms

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Authorities say Devonnaire Coffey, Darryle Butler, Bilal Maxey, Natasha Turner, Asia Keith, and Prather Abrams are responsible for multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred at stores in McDonough, and Canton, Georgia, Charlotte and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Georgia man convicted of murder in go-go dancer's slaying

A Georgia man has been convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a go-go dancer he met at a New Jersey bar.

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Man sentenced to 11 years for armed carjacking

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According to authorities,Dontrail Xavier Roundtree stole a car at gunpoint at a gas station, led police on a high-speed chase, tried to flee after crashing the stolen vehicle, and then fought with police officers trying to take him into custody. 

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Wrong way driver arrested after fatal head on collision on I-85

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A suspect is in custody following a collision that left one person dead in Gwinnett County, early Monday morning.

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Man killed outside apartment complex; 2 teens arrested

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Two teenagers are in custody after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex over the weekend.

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Nine-year-old boy finds slain grandmother in living room

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who killed a 47-year-old grandmother in Atlanta over the New Year's weekend.

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